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University of Southern Mississippi

JOB SUMMARY: The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor of sociology to join our active and collegial sociology program in August 2015. This position is a joint position with the Interdisciplinary Studies Program.

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful applicant will have a 3/3 teaching load (including courses in sociology and in interdisciplinary studies), maintain an active research agenda, and provide service to the department, the Interdisciplinary Studies program, and the university.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in sociology by time of appointment and evidence of a productive research agenda. As this is a joint appointment with the Interdisciplinary Studies program, the applicant must show evidence of an interdisciplinary focus either through coursework outside of sociology, a certificate in an interdisciplinary area, or an interdisciplinary research focus.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: The specialization area is open, but we particularly encourage applicants engaging in interdisciplinary scholarship with interests in any of the following areas: nonprofit studies, inequality (broadly defined), family, education, health, and/or the environment. Additional preferred qualifications include experience using or teaching multiple research methods and teaching and mentoring in a university setting with a diverse student body.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must complete an employment application located on the University of Southern Mississippi Human Resources website at Through the HR website, applicants must also submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on October 6, 2014, and will continue until finalists are selected. The University of Southern Mississippi is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Americans with Disabilities Act Institution.

UNIVERSITY AND AREA DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1910, The University of Southern Mississippi is a comprehensive doctoral and research university offering more than 180 degree programs for both undergraduates and graduates. Southern Miss has a highly diverse student body of approximately 17,000. For additional information about the Southern Miss Sociology Program and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, visit

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